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[ob-jikt-lis, -jekt-] /ˈɒb dʒɪkt lɪs, -dʒɛkt-/
not directed toward any goal; purposeless; aimless.
having no object:
an objectless preposition.
Origin of objectless
First recorded in 1795-1805; object + -less
Related forms
objectlessly, adverb
objectlessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The cliff was not in the way or anything; but this objectless blasting was all the work going on.

    Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
  • Twice he turned away and returned to make some objectless remark to me.

    The Motor Pirate George Sidney Paternoster
  • How hollow and objectless to-day seemed the results of the last month!

    The Angel of Pain E. F. Benson
  • He wandered about the town in an objectless way hour after hour, and then went home.

    Of High Descent George Manville Fenn
  • Have we not to deplore the objectless character of our prayer-meetings?

    The Assembly of God C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
  • Why then do you allow us to wander into objectless suppositions and discussions?

  • The plain became in an instant as objectless as it was a moment before.

    Captured by the Navajos Charles A. Curtis
  • Every man he knew had something to do; he alone was objectless and workless.

    War-time Silhouettes Stephen Hudson
  • You assume, I think quite gratuitously, that God condemns the major part of His children to objectless future suffering.

    Annie Besant Annie Besant
  • He had turned the silver thread of her life into iron, but it broke with his existence, leaving her appalled and objectless.

    Fashion and Famine Ann S. Stephens

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